Nilofar Rahimzadeh, Assistant, Donor Research


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Nilofar joined the Center in 2018 on Development’s research team doing research surrounding donor activity, government funding projects, and foundation grants.

Before the Center, Nilofar interned in equity research with Morgan Stanley and in market research with AXA Advisors. Prior to that, Nilofar worked at Lincoln Square Legal Services and was a Democracy Fellow with Generation Citizen. Nilofar is a nationally-ranked debater; she has served as a closing attorney, captain and tournament director for the Fordham Mock Trial team. Today, she volunteers as a debate coach with Rikers Island Debate Project.

Nilofar is a graduate of Fordham University’s Honors College where she earned a BA in Economics and International Political Economy and minored in Political Science. She is a native speaker of Farsi and is proficient in Arabic and Spanish.